Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow have come together to write and produce the official Diamond Jubilee Song.
the track SING is performed by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone and musicians from across all the commonwealth countries. The video for Sing, the official song of the Diamond Jubilee. Performed by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone and musicians from across the Commonwealth including the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Slum Drummers from Kenya’s Kibera slum, African Children’s Choir and many more.
Recorded at Abbey Road studios and also on location in Australia, Kenya, Jamaica and the Solomon Islands, find out the full list of performers here: http://www.jubileesing.com/performers
A new track has been released sung by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.
The track ‘CELEBRATE‘ makes up part of the soundtrack Album for the movie Sparkle, starring both Whitney and Jordin/ The women were filming the movie together, they recorded the duet. A source has revealed that it is the last track Whitney Houston ever recorded before her tragic death on February 11 this year just one day before the Grammy Awards ceremony, and three months after filming ended on the movie.
Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported the cause of Houston’s death was drowning and the
“effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”.
The office stated the amount of cocaine found in Houston’s body indicates she used the substance shortly before her death set for release on August 17, 2012. Of course Whitney’s voice will live in forever.
Singer and Disco Queen Donna Summer has died at just 63 years of age.
Summer died this morning, at her Florida home, following a brutal battle with breast and lung cancer. A statement from her family said:
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith.
“While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”
Donna Summer, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines was a five-time Grammy Award winner, who rose to the heights of her fame during the disco era of the 1970s. adored by millions of fans, and highly respected by her peers, Summer’s career spans from the days of disco , right up until recent years, and her unbelievable 5 Grammy awards are just the tip of her award iceberg. Summer was the first ever artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.
Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from her previous marriage.
Boy Band phenomenon One Direction have announced the news that they will headline at this years iTunes Festival in London.
The sound of young girls, screaming their way down school corridors can be heard from miles around as it is announced that Global superstars, One Direction will be performing at this years iTunes Festival! The tickets are FREE, and are being issued in a prize draw that can be entered via the iTunes website. the boys’ official website issued a statement that reads
We are excited to announce that the boys will be performing at this year’s iTunes Festival! Click here for all the information on how you can win yourself some tickets to the event! Head over to the iTunes website for more details. 1DHQ
One Direction will perform a headline show, and it will mark their return to the UK, making it Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, LiamPayne and Louis Tomlinson’s first performance on UK soil since they headed out on their US Tour, now their return is official, they will heaperform at the festival on the 20th September. The iTunes Festival stands ou from others, as it lasts through September, at The Roundhouse in Camden, London. As usual the entire line up is being kept a close guarded secret untill nearer the time, this years the line up is sure to be fierce, the only performances that have been confirmed so far are , including
1st September – Usher
10th September – Norah Jones
8th September – Jack White
20th September – One Direction
60 music artists, over 31 days, makes it one of the biggest music events of the year in the uk, and let’s not forget it is free, you will need to apply for tickets from the iTunes website .
Little Mix have announced that they are going to be supporting the JLS boys, on their Tour later this year.
The Little Mix girls have worked non stop since winning the XFactor last year, as one of the biggest and most popular acts performing in the huge X Factor Tour.
Now the tour is finished the girls, Jesy, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie, are busy recording tracks in the studio, ready for the release of their debut album, getting ready to support JLS on their upcoming tour and are in rehearsals for their first ever video shoot as a group in their own right.
The girls have been regularly tweeting , even posting a pic of themselves , a sneak peek look at them at rehearsals. From the sound of things they are enjoying every second of their exciting journey. The ladies have however, found time to watch this years Britain’s Got Talent, and have already chosen their favourite Young London Lads, Loveable Rogues.
@LITTLEMIXOFFIC “Remember, we’re supporting JLS on tour this summer – so exciteeed!!! Xxjadexx”
@LITTLEMIXOFFIC “@LoveableRogues you guys are wicked! So deserve to go through! Good luck! X Leigh”
We know the girls are going to pull out all the stops on tour, we expect it to be noting less than amazing, and we look forward to hearing their first track release from their album.
The Female Boss aka Tulisa has released her debut solo track (We Are Young), a dance record that is sure to be heard around the clubs this summer, and it’s gone straight in at number one, on the UK official charts.
This is the first track we have seen from Tulisa since the break up of her group N-Dubz earlier last year. Tulisa has been busy over the past year sitting on the panel as a judge on X factor, but has still found time to start her solo album.
Cissy Houston, Mother of the late Singing Megastar, Whitney Houston, has spoken out against Rihanna portraying her daughter in any future film based on the tragic singers life.
Following recent revelations that current chart topper, Rihanna, has shown a keen interest in playing Houston in any upcoming film to be made about her life, it has been reported that one person is certain Rihanna is not the person to take the role on, and that is Whitney’s mother, Cissy. “Over my dead body!” 78-year-old Cissy has said of the idea, according to a National Enquirer source. “Cissy does not think Whitney should be represented by someone like Rihanna,” the source revealed. “Cissy believes Rihanna celebrates everything she hated about Whitney’s life. The drugs, the boozing, the abusive relationship.” Despite Whitney’s highly publicised troubles, it is reported that Cissy wants any future film about her daughter to tell the story of her triumphs as well. “In spite of what anyone thought about Whitney, she sees her as a God-fearing Christian who loved the Lord,” the source said.
On February 11 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported the cause of Houston’s death was drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. The news sent shock waves across the world with fans taking to the streets and the Internet, with a very public out pour of sadness, grief and disbelief.
This does not come as much of a surprise, following recent media stories surrounding Rihanna. The star recently told The Press Association she would “love” to play Houston in an upcoming movie, admitting, “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off.” Rumours of the film has attracted plenty of attention and interest. Houston, after all, is one of the biggest selling singing sensations we have known and was loved by millions worldwide. Whoever does get picked to play the leading role will have a massive responsibility on their hands. Houston’s life consisted of many up’s and down’s. With massive success in her professional life, accompanied by many low’s in her private one. Such an emotional and turbulent story can only be expressed and fed to the viewer as real, by someone capable of placing themself in Houston’s shoes. Feeling her pain. Understanding her struggles. Being able to portray a real person, and leaving the audience convinced is not something every actress can pull off. It takes a different mind frame and plenty of heart.
Rihanna is yet to respond to these latest reports. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
British singer & song writer, Ed Sheeran, hits the big time in Australia, with all tour dates selling out in 24 hours.
Sheeran got his major break in June 2011, with hit single “The A Team“, which debuted at no3 on the UK chart. Also that same year he was nominated for numerous awards and went on to win Breakthrough Artist and Best Single for “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” at the Q Awards and Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at the BT DigitalMusic Awards. He followed that on at the 2012 Brit Awards, walking away with Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Solo Male Artist.
News of this sell out tour, will come as no surprise to anyone who has heard Sheeran‘s unique sound. The double Brit award winner captivates audiences with simply a guitar in hand, his ethereal vocals and emotion evoking songwriting are all that’s needed to capture the crowd’s attention. This guy is truly one in a million.
Set to kick off the tour in August and covering Australia and New Zealand, Ed has expressed his sheer delight at this news via his official twitter, yesterday tweeting: “Oh, before I sleep, just been told my Australian/NZ tour sold out in a day! GET IN. See u all in August.”
Sheeran has caused quite a stir on both the Australian and New Zealand charts with the release of his debut album, named ”+“, which has reached Platinum in both countries.
He also announced via twitter that tickets for the European leg of his tour went on sale yesterday and that dates for Ireland will be announced soon. Watch this space.
Film director and former love of Amy Winehouse, Reg Traviss, has been arrested and questioned in connection with an alleged rape, it has emerged this week.
35-year-old Traviss, was question under police caution, on April 5th. He attended the police station under prior arrangement made by his legal representatives.
Friends have expressed their deep shock over this matter and vow to support Traviss all the way in clearing his name. It comes after a women reported an incident to police earlier this year, in January. A source close to Traviss has told the Daily Mail: “He does know the women who made the report to police and he completely denies the allegations.” Adding: “He will do everything in his power to fight this.”
Traviss had been dating the ‘ Back to Black ‘ singer for two years at the time of her death, back in July 2011. News of her passing hit fans hard, worldwide, and an out pouring of grief and shock soon followed. Traviss accompanied the Winehouse family a short while after that tragic day, to meet with fans and well wishers who had gathered outside Amy’sCamden Square home. It was clearly a hard ask for all involved, and he later spoke to The Sun, saying: “The last three days have been hell. We have suffered a terrible untimely loss and want peace now. I can’t describe what I am going through and I want to thank, so much, all of the people who have paid their respects and who are mourning the loss of Amy, such a beautiful, brilliant person and my dear love. I have lost my darling who I loved very much.”
He also added: “She has been full of life and so upbeat recently, exercising everyday and doing yoga. This terrible thing is like an accident.”
Amy’s father Mitch, addressed the congregation at her funeral, with fond words for Reg, and his relationship with his daughter, saying: “Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together.” He went on by adding: “She was the happiest she had been in years.”
A spokesman representing the Metropolitan Police, released this statement earlier this week: “A 35-year-old man was arrested by appointment, on April 5th, by officers from the Westminster Sapphire Unit, in relation to an allegation of rape, reported to police on January 18th. He is bailed to return to a central London police station in early July.”
No further details have been released regarding this matter and Traviss is yet to make any comment.